"In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one
sinner who repents."
Anyone reading through the Gospels sees Jesus also is a Friend to individuals. Many of us grew up in the age when much of the world was gripped by Communism. Communism’s lies were rooted in the notion of the collective being greater than the individual. Jesus regards even the lowest individual. Whereas Karl Marx spoke of classes and masses, the Good Shepherd speaks of going in search of a single lost sheep.
Our Scripture verse today reminds us that God sees each of us. He spoke the universe into existence by just a word; He knows everything; He is the glue that holds the universe together. And still, the Friend to sinners reaches out to rescue us, one at a time, rejoicing in each one.
JESUS, FRIEND TO SINNERS, IS ALSO THE GOOD SHEPHERD WHO KNOWS EVERY ONE OF HIS SHEEP BY NAME.
Bible In A Year
- 1 Samuel 26-27
- Psalm 133
- Galatians 3-4